Introducing Olivia! On the afternoon of October 7th, 2022, Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary received a distress call about a canine discovered by a creek—frail and incredibly emaciated.
The location was conveniently close to the shelter, prompting swift action from dedicated rescue volunteers. Upon arrival, it was evident that the small dog had recently given birth and was on the brink of starvation, underscoring the urgent need for a life-saving rescue mission.
As they arrived at the scene, their hearts sank—before them lay a female dog, so frail and emaciated that she could hardly stand.
Even hours after the rescue, her fear was palpable, a testament to the hardships she had endured. Tragically, her health struggles didn’t end there; tests revealed she was afflicted with heartworm, alongside low platelet and red blood cell counts.
Olivia must undergo a 14-day isolation period to ensure she is free from rabies.
Let’s all send our heartfelt wishes for Olivia’s speedy recovery!